Jul 4, 2010 6:00pm EDT
individualism. very much in the same thing. >> i had u.s. citizen, when i think about america, that is the first thing that comes to mind, whether it is right or wrong. in my mind, it is a u.s. citizen. a caring nation and a caring people is what i have four no. 2. i think americans are extremely caring people. >> land of opportunity where people can better themselves. the characteristic i think of as americans which is distinct from other people is we are an optimistic people. we can tackle the biggest challenges and get things done. >> we do tackle big things. >> i had freedom and liberty for number one and i feel like that captures so much. i agree with justice scalia in that i think about being home. so much of what we commentate as america and the american dream, the pursuit of the american dream, all the words you have heard here i think are captured in the american dream. >> when they sat down and that the country off and running, the declaration of independence and, a constitution, the bill of rights, what did the framers had in mind and have we lived up to their billing from the get go?
Jul 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
repatriation back to the u.s. and avoiding double taxation and bringing money back from overseas for u.s. investment, coupled with some accelerated tax benefits on an investment in the u.s. could change in the discussions the one on. >> talking about lowering the tax rate for corporations -- >> accelerating the tax rate is what we are talking about. moving the tax deductions up, so you don't give them away, just make them part of the stimulus package and tap into the strong balance sheets to get the thing moving. >> talking about competitiveness and the council on competitiveness. for a person did to this whole idea, how would you describe that in a minute, just who, what, when? i mentioned university presidents, labor leaders, business executives -- what is the goal question my is it a think tank, is that a brain trust? you have a lot of firepower when you put all of these people together? >> obviously this group is committed to understanding what is going on in the global economy and how it affects america. >> it is a global economy, right? >> it is never going to go back. the thin
Jul 25, 2010 9:00am EDT
the right things in there yet. and i agree certainly that the u.s. has had a history and a rich tradition of attracting the eyes of the world that have enriched this country. but that's changed i think in today's security-sensitive environment. i think it's overcorrected. and one of the initiatives of the council will be -- we're not complete with this yet, making concrete recommendations on immigration changes that will -- that will help us preserve that intellectual capacity inflow without touching the electric third grail of job competition for jobs that really quote ought to go to america. dennis: we've got to secure our borders. we are living in a very dangerous age. but this subject about immigration people just freak about it, don't they? we've got to have some sort of solution. >> it's unfortunate because that's what's made america. all you have to do is go to ellis island and remember a little bit of that. those words are so true yet today that we should do just that. but i think we also see it in so many places. you know, gordon moore who started intel was an immigrant